Technical/Research Program Manager
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Join us on the leading edge to define the future of defense technologies

Vadum is looking for a skilled leader of program teams from concept development through delivery.  We need your experience as our team grows.   

As a Program Manager, you will – 

· Work with a technical team to help shape customer requirements; contribute to marketing strategy and pursuit of programs; and development of the opportunity pipeline 

· Assist in positioning for and capturing opportunities and lead subsequent resulting tasks

· Contribute to the product development strategy of tactical EW analytics, distributed EW, streaming data processing, application of machine learning and artificial intelligence, and early TRL defense technology development

· Coordinate and work with a world-class engineering team and business developers to selectively commercialize Vadum’s technologies  

Responsibilities include:

· Lead teams of technical and program personnel to execute the customer and Vadum vision for each program within cost, quality, and time constraints

· Build customer relationships to create additional opportunities 

· Oversight of employees assigned to programs from technical and administrative perspective, implementing industry best practices to meet contract requirements

· Establish milestones and ensure adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies and manage risks, address program problems, and develops mitigations/solutions

· Presents formal and informal project status/plan briefings to the government and corporate managers through oral and written communications  

· Actively participate in program definition and capture for existing and new customers

· Serve as contract representative and be responsible for managing all aspects of the program, including project planning, development and implementation according to cost, schedule, and technical (scope) requirements


 · 3+ years of industry experience in a technical leadership or program management position for defense R&D software programs with experience in supervising personnel, technology assessment, systems design, system analysis, managing multiple technical programs including budgetary responsibility, planning and estimating work loading requirements, acquisition planning, communicating and interfacing with government customers

· Ability to engage key client stakeholders to identify needs, and discuss Vadum capabilities and services

· Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary opportunity capture team in a matrixed organization with a collaborative and a team-centric culture

· Excellent analytical and deep dive skills

· Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, computer science, math, physics or related scientific discipline

· Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills


· Experience with system engineering, machine learning or software architecture and implementation 

· Secret clearance preferred

· MA or MS degree preferred